Toobin: This sentence is an invitation to impeach Trump

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Toobin: This sentence is an invitation to impeach Trump
Toobin: This sentence is an invitation to impeach Trump
The issue of exoneration here is, it is so important in there is that there’s a sentence here that is all but and explicit invitation to Congress to impeach the president. I try to do several things if other people have read this sentence, but I just think this sentence is enormously important. The conclusion that Congress May apply the obstruction law to the president, corrupt exercise of the powers of office Accords with our constitutional system of checks and balances in the principle that no person is above the law. That is any other way to read. That is saying. Robert Mueller cannot enforce the obstruction of justice laws against the president, because I am not empowered to do so under Department of Justice policy, but this is an invitation to Congress to say you can do it using the impeachment power. Now I don’t know if they will. I don’t know if they should, but the idea that this is some sort of exoneration seems very highly contradictory to this. How many questions to Congress, the mini mini the president acts directly to Witnesses, including discouragement of cooperation with many, the president to act, operation attorney general presumed that we were not a literate Nation who could then go back and read the 400 pages and actually identify either Control a function to go through the documents and actually see that what he has present has been misleading, not only the first bite at the Apple, but the second one on camera was really leaves me to say that not only is talk about the missed opportunity about Rising above politics there’s an issue for the Department of Justice. Now the president 22 month has been undermining the integrity and credibility of the FBI, the intelligence, community and the Department of Justice. They have pushed back and said, they’re. No, we actually are credible and had maintained our integrity now, the very head of the oh. No, I didn’t want you to actually read it. Just trust me when I said now when you verified the documents and it doesn’t hold, that would make an end. This isn’t a defensive bar, but the thing that you’re saying that he lied but he’s misleading about which was the president didn’t stop anything that would have prevented malar from finishing his report right. That’S what he said, and we know that the report details incident after incident of the president trying to stop the investigation investigation, trying to convince Witnesses not to cooperate etcetera. So, obviously the spirit of what Barr said is false. The investigation finished, and there is a conclusion – and there is a Mueller report – it is overly lawyer language. It is misleading kind of in a defense attorney United States Department of Justice, but that is what he did today. I think that almost makes it worse, hoping to hear about the president’s reading response to the team quote inadequate and here’s what it goes on to say that says a special Council agreed to receive written responses from Trump, but it quote view the written answers to be Inadequate, we noted, among other things, that the present stated I’m more than 30 occasions. He does not work, call or quote remember or have an independent recollection of information called board by the questions. Other answers were incomplete or in precise. The report says so basically skating at criticism. It’S not like he’s answering in real-time he’s a lawyer dup. This is a president who has said he has one of the great memory of course of all time and when you see them one after another, no independent recollection. Now this is an example of good lawyer in by Rudy Giuliani, Jay Sekulow at who are not exposing him to do criminal prosecution, trying to say something nice. But it is true that to see the answers in succession is even by lawyer standard kind of hilarious because they all be the same way. Our justice department correspondent just to talk about these two things, because very clearly earlier today, attorney general Barr said things that do not seem to pass the smell test. Robert Mueller did not kick the question of obstruction of justice to Congress and I don’t know any other way to read this meant to say: he’s kicking it to Congress and did not impede the investigation. And again, you know we have the special counsel, the written answers from the things we remember things more than 30 Asians at the White House, the president tried to convince Witnesses not to cooperate etcetera. Doesn’T that strike? You is as surprising coming from a man like William Barr who, who did have a reputation before taking this current job, Ora being an establishment type character who wouldn’t risk his reputation to protect someone like President Trump anybody. What we saw several weeks ago with his four-page letter is an attempt to have a political narrative here. That is crystal clear and presents the most charitable View for the president play on every possible occasion. Look the president was facing an unprecedented situation. Of course he was angry. Of course he was lashing out. Of course he was saying all kinds of things to his officials and his administration, but was pretty clear. Where is the Robert is very tall, but he obviously doesn’t decide to exercise traditional prosecutorial judgment, but he’s really wrestling with all of these different acts so much so that he lays out for Congress chapter and verse a roadmap for obstruction of justice. I mean Congress can take this 400 pages right now and do everything at once. It doesn’t need a referral from bar. That was a political decision that would be a political lens who’s to make at the beginning of this day and the fact that he did it before that we before we saw the report – I don’t think, helped the present on this, because the report now speaks for Itself and the report itself is detailed and so damning on so many different issues. I think it’s going to be hard for Barta now explain when he has to go up there and defend the answer. All these questions – and I don’t know how he walks – that back the entire mermaid to Mueller. I don’t know what this is, something that the department has gave them a heads-up about in advance, so that they would have this prepared in order. Basically, the Warriors are now releasing the questionnaire that the president answer that we were just talking about on air and give more contacts to the more than 30 occasions where the President says do not work all. But one part that I am seeing in this is relevant is about the Don Jr, a meeting at Trump Tower and whether the president had any any heads up about this meeting happening. The offer Russian dirt and the answer to that was the President says I do not recall being aware during the campaign of communications between Donald Trump, jr., Paul, manafort or Jared Kushner in any member or represent I’ll, be Aguilera family or Goldstone. Natalia veselnitskaya, his name. I was not familiar with or anyone I understood to be a Russian official. Also there, the president saying that he has no recollection of knowing about the meeting in advance, but of course not saying he didn’t know in advance pics of the special counsel that they he didn’t dictate it something Sarah Sanders never explained in the reporters asked repeatedly. Why did you say he certainly didn’t dictate it if he did dictated and then from this report, we’re learning that Donald Trump jr. actually was worried about the statement his dad wanted to put out because wanted the word primarily to be in there too and Plies. The meeting could have been about other things other than adoption and, of course, ultimately, that word was included, but it shows how they went back and forth. The present wanted to put out as little as possible about that meeting in a statement.
CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin explains the significance of a line in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report that he says is an invitation for Congress to impeach President Donald Trump. #CNN #News

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